The Lark by Jean Anouilh, contemporary translation by Gill Taylor
Performances 4th – 8th June, 7:30pm Bellfield, Portobello
Tickets £12 advance, £15 on the door theegtg.com/tickets/
Joan of Arc. Saint, saviour or someone who heard voices?
Against the backdrop of one of the world’s longest wars, a 17 year old peasant girl led an army of men into battle and carved a victory that defined France. She claimed God told her to do it; the church says she’s a witch and should be burnt alive.
Jean Anouilh’s classic play tells the tale of how Joan convinced the church, the state – and her dad – to let her tackle an apparently impossible feat. And then plays witness at her trial: a nineteen year old uneducated woman held to account for her successes by the world’s most educated men. Continue reading The Lark